In the early 1870’s, Jess Hoffman made the very first bar of Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap from his own recipe on the family farm, located in Tippecanoe (now Tipp City), Ohio. During an era of innovation, this family recipe was proclaimed for its restorative and cleansing benefits. As Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap continued to earn praise and popularity, more specialty soaps were crafted for different purposes. Today, you can find a whole line of soaps that have been thoughtfully created. We are confident that you will enjoy our products as generations have since the first batch was sold in 1878. For more information on The Grandpa Soap Company, visit our Who We Are page.
The Grandpa Soap Company takes pride in sourcing high quality ingredients for our products. Our famous Pine Tar Soap is manufactured with pine tar oil created in a closed kiln process and always creosote free. For more information on our ingredients, visit our Ingredients page.
The sodium palmate in our bar soaps is made with palm oil from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Please see individual products for certifications.
Many of our products are certified gluten-free by the Celiac Support Association. Please see individual products for certifications.
The packaging of our bar soaps is FSC® certified, ensuring it meets the highest standard of responsible forestry. Please see individual products for certifications.
The Grandpa Soap Company is Leaping Bunny certified. This program provides the best assurance that no animal testing or animal cruelty is used in any phase of manufacturing.
The Grandpa Soap Company makes a conscious effort in our everyday work to recycle, re-use and reduce waste. All of our packaging is recyclable and we encourage you to do your part to be green.
The Grandpa Soap Company has been family owned and operated since 1936. Our family and its employees stand behind the quality of our products and believe in our traditions. We find joy in sharing the love of great soaps with you and yours.
The Grandpa Soap Company prides itself on supporting local initiatives and keeping our time-honored soap-making tradition here in the USA. You can be assured that all our products are manufactured in the USA.
Jack Passion, two-time World Beard Champion and author of The Facial Hair Handbook says, “There simply is no better way to cleanse your beard. Grandpa’s Pine Tar is amazing on the skin, and won’t strip your beard’s natural oils.”